6/14/2011

Father's Day Keepsake

Need a fun, yet inexpensive present for your children to make for dad this Father's Day? The following craft can be done using wooden pieces (as shown) or with construction paper.


Classified: Easy and is great for all ages.

What you need:
  • Wooden letters that spell out DAD, DADDY, FATHER, PAPA, GRANDPA, etc.
  • A wooden plaque
  • Acrylic paint
  • Photos of your children
  • Cardboard
  • Foam adhesive tapeDuck Brand 297472 Double Sided Mounting Tabs, 60-Count
  • Sponge or paint brushes
  • Acrylic sealer
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What to do:
1. Discuss with your children what their dad's favorite color is. Have them paint the wooden plaque.

2. Using a different color- or a shade darker or lighter than the plaque- have your children paint the chosen letters.

3. Paint your child's hand and print it onto a piece of cardboard.

4. Allow all pieces to dry.

5. Glue together accordingly. When glue is dry, protect with acrylic sealer.

6. Using the foam adhesive tape, tape the photographs to the wooden plaque to give it a 3-D look and feel.

Some Fun Books About Dad:
Daddy All Day LongJust Me and My Dad (Little Critter) (Look-Look)My DadMy Dad!My Dad!



These make a fun gist for dad and is a wonderful keepsake!

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